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Search: Posts Made By: DrB
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,900
Posted By DrB
A Not so Good Experience with a Sailnet(er) transaction

So I post a For Sale Ad for my Garmin 215 Chartplotter on Sailnet's Classifieds Section. A fellow forum member posted that they were interested and we exchanged emails and such. I was looking for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,325
Posted By DrB
Pouring Rain

It poured rain here for most of the day and was dreary. Lousy to be out for a pleasure cruise.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,325
Posted By DrB
MH to P'Town

On a good day with the winds in the right direction and light seas, depending on which side of MH you are (Main Harbor or Salem Side), it's about 8 h at 5.5-6 kts avg.

Done the trip twice, once...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By DrB
Re: Key switch

Same here. I owned a 1980 Datsun 200SX in grad school. Driving home one day with gal and she needed a flashlight or mirror and tried to open the glovebox. It was locked, so I pulled the key out of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By DrB
Re: Chart for Provincetown

Chart 13249 (

Look at sections below Provincetown Harbor title. Right below Mean Low Water note. There is no assigned note/letter, just green...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By DrB
Re: Chart for Provincetown

Restricted Naval Ship Anchorages. Chart has note about it.
Forum: Engines 06-03-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,655
Posted By DrB
Truck Stop

I have probably used 40 gal of fuel in 6 years. I get it from a truck stop (5 gal) once a year at the end of the season. Add all the bio stuff. Never had and issue. I think I average around $4/gal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,707
Posted By DrB
Put a groundwire/strap on the Thru-Hull

flange, and you shouldn't have any issues with rapid excess electrolysis.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By DrB
PhD Chemist here...

Some of the points made during this thread are spot on. The MSDS for the Interlux stuff must include the actual formulation amounts, but generally it gives a range to allow formulation variances and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,853
Posted By DrB
Tri Radial If you Can afford it


First let's start off with your headsail size choice. Under no circumstances as a cruiser, would I get 155 unless you are expecting only light (5-8 kt) winds on a consistent basis. Once...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By DrB
It's always something.....

So in the 8th year of ownership, you'de think I'd mostly know my boat, but as every winter/spring rolls around it's always something; this year again no exception.

The boat is launched, without...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By DrB
Another aproach

put two rags on the edge of the impeller housing so you don't damage the edge. Jam two larger flat head screwdrivers, opposite each other into the impeller barrel based (as close as you can) at an...
Forum: Diesel 05-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,720
Posted By DrB
Every two years

I put about 30 h on my motor a year.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By DrB
Re: riggers in Salem, Mass

I used NE Rigging last year to replace my rigging. While I would recommend them, I wish they did a better job with my furler and head stay measurements, too long. The headstay fits, but I don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,727
Posted By DrB

I lived in The Netherlands for 3 years (The Hague and Eindhoven). The amount of snow that The Netherlands sees in 10 years is roughly equal to the amount of snow in a one to two storms here. This...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,727
Posted By DrB
UPDATE: Reply from Fairclough

So I emailed Fairclough and got a quick response from Eric. The gist of the response is the following:

They have heard of lot of other folks having issues due to the brutal weather
They can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,727
Posted By DrB
Snow Load

This year hasn't really been any different than the other years as far as snow. We generally go to the boat every few weeks and drain the bilge of rain water when the day is warm. So far we have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,727
Posted By DrB
No snow struts.

I follow the video on how to install and instructions booklet that came with kit. My boat is in MA and when I bought the cover that is where the boat was located and cover delivered. If I needed a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,727
Posted By DrB
Metal tubing

Where the bendis from the upper section to the side section. All 6 kinked at the bend. My guess is the once one went, the rest went
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,727
Posted By DrB
My Fairclough Cover Failed

Had the cover for 4 winters and this year, although not a ton of snow, 3 out of the 6 pairs of frame legs collapsed under the weight of snow. Frustrating because the guy next to me has a one and his...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-18-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,405
Posted By DrB
Pearson Owner Here...So Biased

When I was looking for my boat, I looked at a a Sabre 34-1, Pearson 34-1, Pearson 33, Bristol 33. Ended up not buying any of those and bought a Pearson 10M, and absolutely love it. However, it has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,013
Posted By DrB
FX is usually not as inexpensive as one is led to believe

I have got online quotes from FX for both my main and genoa. In both cases, they were within $100 from the local shop prices.

When you fill out the online FX form, the price you get is just for a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2013
Replies: 526
Views: 124,790
Posted By DrB
Not as cool as a lot of these pictures or in a exotic location

Galapagos Islands, just south of the equator.

Just east of Graves Lighthouse, Boston, MA
Forum: Mass Bay Sailors 12-08-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By DrB
Forum: Diesel 12-06-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By DrB
Diesel Fuel Source

Since we use very small amounts of fuel a year, < 10 gal/season, I bought a 5 gal diesel tank and buy my diesel at an interstate truck stop. I fill up at the end of the season, then refilll and top...
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